Friday, October 24, 2014

Montana Cox for Beauticate

Our gorgeous Montana sat down with Beauticate recently to discuss all things beauty.
And if you've ever wondered 'How does she do it?...' you're about to find out in this tell all interview....

"There are always pressures to be a certain kind of thing when you’re a model"
You go through stages in modelling because you get in a situation where you’re like “why don’t they want me?” but you’ve just got to learn, because another person might love you. That’s the thing about business, not to take it personally. It’s all about staying positive. Being away from your family is a hard thing. You have to just focus on yourself. Modeling definitely opens up a lot of doors. I like how it’s always changing and the spontaneity of it, “oh you’re going out here” or “you’re flying out here tomorrow.” I’ve been shooting a lot. It’s amazing to work with really talented people. I’ve been sent some scripts but I don’t know… It’s something I’d definitely like to do. I do like presenting it’s a natural thing to go into that, and then maybe head down an acting alley.

Fashion Week is pretty crazy
The last one I did was pretty cool, [it was] Givenchy. It’s cool when you’re backstage and Kanye is there and you’re like ‘oh my God!’ It’s really exciting; it’s a big build up towards that whole thing too. It’s quite a difficult selection. And it’s cut throat. You’re running everywhere in heels. Everyone’s got cars in Paris because that’s pretty much the only way you can get to every casting. It’s literally like sprinting and jumping; they’re speeding around town. It’s so insane; it’s like thirty castings a day. It’s like nothing you’ve ever dreamed of. You’re running on a lot of adrenaline. You do have to keep up your energy and eat, but a lot of the time you don’t have time –it’s so intense. It’s good nerves, butterfly nerves And when you get out on the runway you can’t see anything, it’s just 
flashing lights. It’s a really cool feeling.

My mum is a hair and makeup artist
I grew up in her bathroom watching her do her thing. So beauty has always been a thing. It was handy if I was ever going anywhere then I’d be like “mum, do my makeup!” Whenever we had things my friends would come over and ask, “can your mum do my makeup?” And I guess that’s why I like having plain makeup, because I’ve been around it so much, it’s nice to have a break. I like to have just a little bit of concealer; I’m not a fan of lip-gloss or anything. I like really natural and fresh. A curl of the lashes, mascara, little bit of bronzer and that’s about it. I put moisturizer on in the morning and then curl my lashes. I like long, skinny lashes I don’t like full lashes. I put a bit of Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate on to contour on the sides [of my cheeks], the highlighter just down the nose and the cupid’s bow and then a little bit on the chin. I like Laura Mercier foundation and also the compact duo for spots.

I live in denim jeans
I like easy going, tomboyish jeans. I just bought these, they’re black skinny high waisted - that’s all I wear. I live in denim jeans and these are perfect. We actually did a shoot in New York just before I came over wearing these and I put them on and I was like “oh my God”, I immediately got some as soon as I got back. I just got my hands on a Valentino bag, always a nice little thing. It’s black. I’ve also bought a little Chloe bag and it’s got a little anchor. I think the Saint Laurent blazers are always a statement piece. [Other brands] I love: NobodyScanlan TheodoreBassikeJac+JackJ Brand JeansDion Lee, I like the cool cutout and geometric things, Josh GootLover is probably my favourite [designer], they’ve always got the amazing statement pieces.

My skin is temperamental
It changes [depending] where I am, what country I’m in. You just kind of have to be in tune with it and know what’s going on. When I get off the plane, my skin dries out first and then something happens, it gets really dry and then it gets oily as soon as I get off the plane. [I use] SK-II Facial Treatment Masques. I like to put on a hydrating mist like rosewater. Also, witch hazel is nice. I like Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel and Microfoliant. SK-II is nice. La Mer have got a good moisturiser and La Prairie does some good ones as well. I really like their Advanced Marine Biology moisturiser it’s probably my favourite and more for younger skin. When I wasn’t modelling I didn’t really care. I'd just wake up in the morning, wash my face with some water. Now I’m more about products and what’s good for your skin. You have to take your makeup off and wear sunscreen because your face is your work.

I’m a big eater
I love going to restaurants. I love checking out new places. I really like CafĂ© Select, it’s cute. Ruby’s, The Smile, Bar Pitti.  I love cooking, my favorite thing is to cook at home. I think you’ve got to just do the whole healthy thing, try and cut out sugar and carbs but not to an extent that it becomes too hard. It’s all about moderation and exercise. My body works best when I exercise. Foods don’t really change my body much. I think it’s all about exercising and being physically healthy, so I like to get out a lot and do activities. I can’t be in a gym, I’m not really one of those people. I like to go outside, go surfing, to the beach, be outdoors and do different things like going on hikes or trampolining to mix it up and have fun but still exercise. I have a trainer in New York his name is Josh Holland. You just need to know yourself. Know what your body needs and what it doesn’t need. Just look after it."

Interview by Sigourney

Interview by Sigourney 
Still life Photography Amanda Chan